EUGENE, Ore. -- With finals finished, Oregon can focus on basketball for the next month.The 24th-ranked Ducks (7-2) are back on the court for the first time in eight days when they host Alabama (4-3) Sunday at 3 p.m. Oregon won its fifth straight game with a 128-59 win over Savannah State on Dec. 3 before taking finals week off from games.The next three or four weeks are really important for this team, coach Dana Altman said. We have to get so much better in so many areas. We only have four games before conference play. Alabama is up next and then we have one day before Montana and then UNLV in Portland before we come back and play Fresno State. We will give them four days off for Christmas and then it is conference time.Oregons sense of urgency is ramped up by the fact it opens Pac-12 play against No. 2 UCLA on Dec. 28.With as many guys as we have back, we shouldnt be making the mistakes we make, Altman said. Defensively and offensively, were making mistakes that veteran teams probably should not make.Oregon returned four starters from last year, when it went 31-7 and reached the Elite Eight, but its best player has been slowed early in the season following foot surgery in July. Six-foot-seven all-conference junior forward Dillon Brooks missed the first three games of the season and is averaging 18.2 minutes per game off the bench in his first six games back.It is all up to coach, Brooks said. He keeps on saving it and saving it, but hes going to let the beast loose soon.Brooks is averaging 13.7 points in limited time and Altman indicated he will return to the starting line-up soon.Im almost 100 percent, just trying to get in shape a bit more, Brooks said. I feel good and my teammates keep pushing me to go harder and push harder, so it goes great.Oregon is coming off a blowout win over Savannah State, when it set single-game school records for points in a game as well as field goals (54) and assists (36).Sophomore guard Tyler Dorsey scored a career-high 29 points against the Tigers and now leads the Ducks with 13.8 points per game. Senior center Chris Boucher is averaging 13.6 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 3.0 blocked shots.Alabama (4-3) has also had more than a week off since losing 77-68 at Texas.Six-foot-eight freshman Braxton Key leads the Tide with 10.4 points per game while freshman guard Dazon Ingram averages 10.3 points and 4.4 assists.Alabama will be without junior guard Nick King, who is averaging 3.3 points and 2.9 rebounds. King started two games, but has an unknown illness that caused him to lose 10 pounds.He hasnt been able to sleep and eat, Alabama coach Avery Johnson said. Its not something thats normal. Cheap Adidas Nmd Chukka Uk . I cant pinpoint a date, but I do remember a player from my youth. Brian Downing was with the Chicago White Sox at a time when I listened to every game I possibly could on the radio. That particular season the late great Harry Caray was calling the White Sox games. Latest Nmd Trainers . The return match will take place next Wednesday. Udinese leads Fiorentina 2-1 in the other semifinal. Napoli staged a second-half comeback from two goals down after Gervinhos opener and a stunning strike from Kevin Strootman. http://www.nmdukonlinestore.com/ . Shot outdoors against the stunning backdrop of Banff, Alta., the networks 30-minute original production airs tonight at 8pm et/5pm pt on TSN2. The four All-Star teams will play for $100,000 in prize money during TSNs annual skins game, airing live this weekend on TSN from The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre. Fake Ultra Boost For Sale . -- Eastern Kentucky thrives off creating havoc for others. Adidas Gazelle China Wholesale . Team physician Dr. Steve Traina performed the surgery Friday. Robinson was injured in a spill underneath the Nuggets basket during the first quarter of Wednesday nights loss to the Charlotte Bobcats. OMAHA, Neb. -- Creighton says Kobe Paras has signed an agreement to play basketball for the Bluejays.Coach Greg McDermott announced the signing Monday, calling Paras a versatile, scoring wing forward.Paras had signed a national letter of intent with UCLA last November but later withdrew after the school said he failed to meet academic conditions that were part of his admittance. He will have four years of eligibility with the Bluejays.The 6-foot-6 Paras spent the past two years in Los Angeles after growing up in the Philippines.ddddddddddddHe attended Cathedral High School but played last season for Middlebrooks Academy.Paras helped lead the Philippines to a gold medal in the FIBA Asia Under-18 3x3 championship in May 2013. He won the slam dunk contest at the FIBA 3x3 championships in June 2015 while representing the Philippines.Paras father, Benjie, played professionally in the Philippines. ' ' '
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